Editorial




Déjà vu all over again
December 20, 2007 at 9:23 am
When the story of the Duke lacrosse case first broke, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the NAACP all called for the arrest of the lacrosse players. When the facts came to light (namely, that the students were innocent of rape) neither Sharpton, Jackson, nor the leaders of the NAACP offered an apology or an admission of hasty judgment.

Recycling needs to be part of our future
December 20, 2007 at 9:22 am
It makes sense to recycle materials that can be reused instead of dumping them in a landfill as trash. It won’t clutter up the landscape.

Is death penalty dying a slow death?
December 20, 2007 at 9:21 am
The State of New Jersey has just abolished the death penalty. And it appears that other states may follow suit.
There are several reasons for eliminating capital punishment.

St. Pierre transition team plans to make parish government more efficient, seeks applicants for several key positions
December 20, 2007 at 9:15 am
Parish President-elect V.J. St. Pierre held the third meeting of his Transition Team on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and reports that preparations for the beginning of his administration are progressing well.

Sheriff's Reports
December 20, 2007 at 9:14 am
Arrests
•Lamar Narcissen, 22, of 29 Meadows Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on Dec. 7 and charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute a schedule II controlled dangerous substance.

St. Rose man booked in convenience store shooting
December 20, 2007 at 9:13 am
An 18-year-old St. Rose man wanted for attempted second degree murder because of a shooting that occurred at the Kwik-N-Fast convenience store, turned himself in to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Schools go high-tech - turn to biometric timeclocks
December 20, 2007 at 9:11 am
Something once seen exclusively in sci-fi movies and space age epics is making its way into the St. Charles Parish school system.

Satellite Center's industry class searching for a few good students
December 20, 2007 at 9:09 am
The Satellite Center recently held a PTEC recruitment event in order to increase enrollment in the center's two process technology classes, which give high school seniors college credit towards an associate's degree in that field.

Santa Visits Parish Early
December 19, 2007 at 2:31 pm
It was more than just a Toys for Tots community outreach - it was a winter wonderland transformed into Santa's Village.


Feds give juvenile detention centers bad grade due to lack of programs
December 19, 2007 at 2:27 pm
In St. Charles Parish nearly 80 youth visited the St. James Detention Center for criminal offenses since October 2007, according to the Office of Youth Development Corrections in Baton Rouge.

Newspaper gift fund will go to family who lost everything
December 19, 2007 at 2:17 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide has chosen to give the money collected from their Christmas Gift Fund this year to the family of Orvette Smith, who lost everything when their home was completely destroyed by fire in November.


Metairie doctor volunteers to help Mexican orphan
December 19, 2007 at 2:06 pm
An eight-year-old girl, living in an orphanage in Mexico needs to be evaluated by a doctor, and St. Borromeo's Youth director has found a child psychologist from Metairie willing to volunteer to do the costly assessment of the child.

Laque plans to pull out all stops to get west bank pumps
December 19, 2007 at 2:03 pm
St. Charles Parish Council met for what was supposed to be their last time on Dec. 17, but if Judge Robert Chaisson throws out the west bank pump lawsuit on Jan. 2 as sources say is a possibility, Laque will make a last-ditch effort get the nearly $30 million bond issue passed before the new administration takes over.

Hahnville High boys soccer team wins BIG in back-to-back tourney
December 19, 2007 at 12:11 pm
The Hahnville Boys' Soccer team recently won two tournaments on consecutive weekends.

NICE SHOT NICE SHOT
December 19, 2007 at 12:05 pm
NATURAL TALENT. Alissa Cavaretta, the 12-year-old daughter of Frank and Tina Acosta Cavaretta of Luling, killed her first buck of the season.

ALL-AMERICAN. Destrehan High School snare drummer, Stephen Tublin (middle) will perform with the U.S. Army All-American Band in the Jan. 5, 2008 All-American Bowl. Tublin is pictured (l to r) with Sgt Brooks, Band Director Byron Toups and Staff Sgt. LaBra Destrehan drummer invited to perform in Jan. 5 bowl game
December 19, 2007 at 12:00 pm
Stephen Tumblin of Destrehan High School has been selected as a member of the inaugural U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, an honor celebrating the values and strengths these standouts share with Army Strong Soldiers.

Saints still in the hunt
December 19, 2007 at 11:52 am
The Saints 31-24 win over the Cardinals got them back to the .500 mark and a 7-7 record with two games left to go in the regular season.

AIRBORNE. Hahnville High’s Lady Tiger basketball team beat out 13 other high schools in the regional St. Charles Shootout Tournament. HHS guard, Nadia Cox # 21, rides the air and makes a big score for the team. St. Charles Shootout
December 19, 2007 at 11:49 am
The Hahnville High School girls basketball team slam dunked 13 competitors in the 2007 St. Charles Shootout tournament and snagged the championship title with a 44-42 win over Ellender Memorial.

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Mom arrested for using fake ID to register school children
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By Jacob Bielanski

A St. Rose mother and her boyfriend were arrested after authorities say they used a fake ID when registering two girls for St. Rose Elementary School.